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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:04 pm 
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A bit of a long shot, but I’m after just one 32mm Fox Fork Upper Bushing to get my sons bike back in action.

If anyone has one going spare (or a very cheap set of 4) then please reply or PM me.

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 Post subject: Re: Fox bushings
PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:28 pm 
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Not really a user serviceable part.

Are you a knowledgeable about Fox Talas 2 forks by any chance?

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No sorry, I don't have great knowledge of Talas II forks - just attempting to replace the bushing on the forks myself as no local bike shop will take on the job.


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I had a quick look online and couldn't find any single ones for sale.

I've replaced a few bushings myself on rs forks and have a load spare. No idea if they are the same but could send you a pair. I'd replace them in pairs myself.

You could try someone like tf tuned and see if they will sell you a single.

From experience, it is not as straightforward as pulling one out and popping in a new one. I've had some that were tight on the stanchion after fitting and they need 'sizing' if that's the case. I'm no fork specialist, just fettled my Ian forks and to do this you need to reduce the bushing slightly until it gives smooth/plush travel, or you'll just encourage premature wear.


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Thanks for your post.
Not sure if Fox & RS bushings are compatible, but I'll try & find out - how much would you want for the bushings?

How did you go about resizing the bushings when they were too tight?

Thanks again.


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I can do you a pair for a fiver posted.

Domt know if they are the same height as fox, but if you know I can confirm. Main difference visually is the fox omes are slotted, rs ones solid. You could cut slots in I suppose.

To size them I used very fine sandpaper and slowly worked them, checking very frequently so as not to go too far. This I've only had to do once, they fitted perfectly all other times. I did this without the seals and foam rings fitted, and had the lowers inverted to keep as much of the results out of the lowers as possible. Cleaned the lowers before fitting/rebuilding.


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Thanks for your post & the info.

I had a failed attempt trying to remove the bushing this afternoon using a homemade tool
The bushing is so tight that all I managed to do was bend the flat sided washer that was pushing against the bushing - will try again using thicker or multiple washers.
If I can't budge it, then will probably need to send it to a fork specialist for a bushing replacement.

When (if) I manage to remove the bushing I'll check the height & let you know if your RS ones should work.

Thanks again for your help & enjoy the rest of the Easter weekend.


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No worries. If you need to send it away, keep your eye on ebay as a couple of places often put up auctions for cheap servicing. I think they also list on pinkbike.

I've done most work myself, but sometimes I've not had the tools or skill to do certain jobs. I think I used rebound suspension or rsf for reverb servicing and the job was excellent and a bargain.

Nothing beats the feeling of doing it yourself, but second is a decent job at a good price.


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